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John Carter RPG Kickstarter Campaign On Now

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Jan 15, 2018

John Carter of Mars – Adventures on The Dying World of Barsoom is a planetary romance tabletop role-playing game.

Modiphius have created it under license and with the cooperation of the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of the original Barsoom novels. They’ve also had guidance of Scott Tracy Griffin one of the leading scholars of his works to ensure utmost authenticity.

Using a pulp-action inspired narrative variant of Modiphius’ 2d20 system, Momentum, John Carter of Mars allows players to take the role of various adventurers and heroes as they travel, battle, and romance their way across the wondrous and dangerous world known to its natives as Barsoom. Play as John Carter, the princess Dejah Thoris or the fearsome Thark warrior Tars Tarkas – or create your own new heroes from a wide variety of options.

Star Wars TCG Sees the Promise Of Power

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Jan 15, 2018

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Promise of Power, the final Force Pack of the Alliances cycle for Star Wars: The Card Game!

Throughout the Alliances cycle, you’ve been encouraged to forge new alliances across affiliations. Jedi may work closely with the Rebel Alliance or the Smugglers and Spies of the galaxy. The Sith may rule an empire, wielding the Imperial Navy and Scum and Villainy alike as weapons against the light side. For many, these alliances make them stronger—the whole becoming greater than the sum of its parts. But for some, unlikely alliances can lead to nothing but turmoil and chaos.

Promise of Power is the final Force Pack of the Alliances cycle, marking the climactic conclusion of the cycle. With ten new objective sets (two copies each of five distinct sets), this Force Pack continues to reward players for melding affiliations together in a single deck. Promise of Power also introduces plenty of characters from Star Wars Rebels, bringing a new version of Ezra Bridger, Cikatro Vizago, and more Inquisitors into the game.

In addition to being the final Force Pack of the Alliances cycle, Promise of Power marks the completion of Star Wars: The Card Game. Over the past five years, Star Wars: The Card Game has seen five deluxe expansions and six cycles of Force Packs, ranging from the Battle of Hoth, through the pilots of the Rogue Squadron cycle, the forest battles of the Endor cycle, and the most recent changes of the Opposition and Alliances cycle. With the conclusion of the Alliances cycle, the game will be complete, and the Star Wars World Championships in May will be the final Organized Play World Championship for the game.

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AT-ST Unit Expansion for Star Wars: Legion Available to Pre Order

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Jan 12, 2018

Across the Star Wars saga, Imperial walkers have formed a key part of the Empire’s ground-based operations. The Imperial assault on Hoth was spearheaded by massive AT-ATs, with lighter, more mobile AT-STs providing flank support. Though All-Terrain Scout Transports (or AT-STs) may lack the sheer firepower and impenetrable armor of an AT-AT, their mobility and ease of deployment makes them a favored option for any Imperial general. Soon, you’ll be able to bring your own AT-STs to your games of Star Wars™: Legion!

Yyou can pre-order your copies of the AT-ST Unit Expansion online today!

In a game of Star Wars: Legion, an AT-ST holds the heavy rank—a rank that’s well suited to the AT-ST’s towering size and intimidating firepower. A standard Star Wars: Legion army can only include two heavy units, and in truth, you would be hard-pressed to include more than two AT-STs among your forces. Coming in at a base cost of 195 points, a single AT-ST takes up almost a quarter of your full allotment of 800 points in a standard game. Between nearly unbreakable armor and an undeniable assortment of firepower, it’s plain to see that an AT-ST can have a game-changing impact on the field of battle. How many AT-STs will you field, and how will you upgrade them?

Fantasy Flight Games Announces Dawn of the Rebellion Sourcebook for Star Wars RPG’s

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Jan 10, 2018

Dawn of Rebellion, the first ever sourcebook of its kind, brings you to the era of the Galactic Civil War before the events of Rogue One™ and A New Hope, focusing on the tension, strife, and fear encouraged by the Galactic Empire at the height of its power. This is an era where despair is prevalent and the future dark, except for a few unique individuals who carry hope like a torch against the darkness, a torch that would become the spark that ultimately lights the flames of rebellion, war, and freedom.

This book provides players with a wealth of new equipment, specializations, and races to paint this vibrant and dangerous galaxy in stark and stunning detail. But where Dawn of Rebellion truly shines as an era sourcebook is in its service of setting the stage for encounters, sessions, and entire campaigns in a time when the Empire is at its strongest. That is not to mean every campaign that makes use of this book will have the fall of the Emperor as its goal; instead, we can see how Star Wars™: Edge of the EmpireStar Wars™: Age of Rebellion, and Star Wars™: Force and Destiny might approach the same story element from unique angles, and how Game Masters can present these angles to their players.

Black Hole Council On Kickstarter Now until Feb 1

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Jan 8, 2018

Black Hole Council is a negotiation and deduction game about deciding the fates of 32 different planets. As a shady member of the Council, you have a secret Agenda for each kind of planet. Your goal is to negotiate for your Agenda so that you can gain influence and become the new Senior Councilor. If you can deduce your rivals’ goals, you’ve got an even better chance to block their plans and dominate the negotiations. So what if you have to toss a few planets into the black hole along the way?

Orange Machine Games was created by Don Eskridge, designer of The Resistance, Avalon, and Abandon Planet. In 2017 we Kickstarted Abandon Planet and fully delivered to Backers that August. That was a fantastic experience, and now we’re excited for this new project! If the idea of negotiating the fate of planets, bluffing your goals and blocking others’ plans sounds fun to you, then this is your space jam. Black Hole Council is the 4-8 player party game for gamers that rewards cunning and manipulation as much as clever deduction and tactical card play.

New Orc Banner Bearer Available from Kromlech

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Jan 8, 2018

Follow The Banner, Glory Awaits !

This multi part set contains one 40mm round scenic resin base and one Orc Greatcoat Banner Bearer armed with double-barreled submachine gun and a banner.
A veteran of many battles who is bigger, stronger and more aggressive then his fellow Greenskins is granted an honour of carrying a Warchief warbanner into battle.

Orc Greatcoat Banner Bearer is designed to fit other 28mm heroic scale orcs minis.

Snowtroopers Unit Expansion Arrives for Star Wars: Legion

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Jan 1, 2018

There are Rebel scum to be found on any planet in the galaxy—no world is too remote or inhospitable for them. Fortunately, the legions of the Empire are ready to pursue the Rebel Alliance wherever they try to hide. You’ll be able to begin your pursuit soon—Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the Snowtroopers Unit Expansion for Star Wars™: Legion!

No matter how dangerous the freezing temperatures on a planet, you’ll find that your Snowtroopers are equipped to handle the killing cold with ease. Within this Unit Expansion, you’ll find seven unpainted Snowtrooper miniatures, inviting you to field these troopers as a single unit and combat the Rebellion in even the most hostile and adverse environments. Alongside these Snowtroopers, you’ll find an assortment of upgrade cards, inviting you to kit out your Snowtroopers for whatever you expect to face on the field of battle.

Sovereign Sight Comes To Android: Netrunner TCG

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Dec 31, 2017

Sovereign Sight, the first Data Pack in the Kitara Cycle for Android: Netrunner The Card Game, is available now.

Sovereign Sight introduces many new staple cards to Android: Netrunner in the wake of the game’s first rotation. Look for every faction to gain new cards to expand their themes established in the Revised Core Set. Anarchs receive powerful new viruses to bring mayhem to the corp, Weyland receives a new gray op to push the runner into a corner, and HB spins up a new division that takes advantage of their incredible click efficiency. All this and more awaits in Sovereign Sight.